Nairobi Health

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Almost everybody is aware of the phrase ‘good Samaritan’ and what it implies. It is the act of coming to the rescue of those in some danger, out of goodwill and without the intention of reward or compensation.

But the non-religious may be unaware that the phrase is attributed to Jesus, in the parable of the good Samaritan detailed in the bible. Jesus narrated the selfless rescue by a traveller from Samaria,in aid of a rival stranger who had been beaten, robbed and left for the dead.

 

Nairobi, like most cities in developing countries, is full of kids. Latest demographic figures estimate that about 42 percent of the Kenyan population is under 14 years. Extrapolating that to the Nairobi population brings the total number of children to well over a million.

The city owes this vast number of children many things that include proper housing, clean water, food, safety and good health. Children’s health starts in the womb, Nairobi women must have access to good maternity care.

Mpango wa kando is a well known phrase in this city. Most Nairobians don’t need to have it spelt out. And a good number practise the trade whenever they choose, or if a chance presents itself.

But therein lies a good recipe for disease.

Cosmetic surgery, beware of botched results

Cosmetic surgery is a thriving industry, mainly popularized by celebrities who constantly find reason to uplift their appearances. But it’s not just celebrities who drive the cosmetic health industry, the trade has caught up in our part of the world as well. Boob jobs, facelifts, penile lengthening and vaginal refreshing are all too commonly done in our setting.

Could Nairobi men be healthier?Nairobi is home to many men, lots of men in fact. Simple inferences and calculations from the 2013 Kenya Demographic Estimates quickly imply that more than half a million men aged between 25 to 64 years live in Nairobi. And the majority of these men, 90% in demographic estimates, are literate. To a lay person, this means well-informed and able to make reasoned and healthy judgements.

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